There are separate regulations as to whether or not
permission is needed to put up advertisement hoardings or any other
form of advertisement.
The law regarding the display of
adverts is very complex and you are advised to get advice or
contact the Development
before going ahead.
Any applications are processed in
the same way as other planning applications.
The Council can grant consent for a
period of five years for those adverts which need formal permission
but there are many categories which are exempt and do not need
permission. Most illuminated adverts need consent.
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The Council can challenge any
advertisement put up with deemed consent, requiring it to be
removal if it is considered to have a detrimental effect on the
appearance of the area or on public safety. The owner has a right
A Council cannot control
the content of adverts.
If you would like to comment or
complain about the content of an advert, contact the Advertising Standards Agency